1 April 2015

An Exclusive, Insider’s Look At Facebook’s New Office Through Instagram

Image by fairyfruitfly

Facebook’s new office—designed by architect Frank Gehry—is up and running.

To show off its new campus to the rest of the world, the social media giant decided to enlist the help of selected Instagram users with large follower count.

Through the hashtag ‘#MPK20’—believed to stand for Menlo Park, building 20—one can get a glimpse of Facebook’s creative interior.

15 artists were roped in to create original works for the campus, which also houses a nine-acre park, a swinging rope teepee, multiple irregular, complex-looking staircases and a huge room that’s indicative of the company’s open culture.

Check out some snaps below and head on over here to get more exclusive peeks from its employees and the Instagram users.

Work or vacation? #facebook #MPK20

A photo posted by @pythonista_ on Mar 30, 2015 at 10:37am PDT

If you can't find me in our new building I'll be in a swinging tepee on the roof garden.... #MPK20

A photo posted by Eliza Kern (@elizakern) on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:58am PDT

The lobby at Facebook's new campus #facebook #california #mpk20

A photo posted by zohebh (@zohebh) on Mar 31, 2015 at 8:59am PDT


A photo posted by Chang Cheng (@chengc03) on Mar 31, 2015 at 8:53pm PDT

Yesterday, some other Instagrammers and I had the opportunity to visit @facebook HQ and take a first look at their new building: #MPK20. It's a huge, open floor plan space designed by Frank Gehry. It looks like a fun place to work, and it opens today! Fun fact: FB worked with 15 artists on the new artwork in the building. Every piece was created onsite and is meant to speak abstractly to what FB does—many of the pieces are a nod to connections, community, networks and systems. This particular hallway makes me want an orange dessert. More photos to come. #MPK20firstlook

A photo posted by David E. Leong (@d.leong) on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:00am PDT

#mpk20 #facebook

A photo posted by @ddouthett on Mar 30, 2015 at 8:16pm PDT

Frank Gehry is a genius, even in the way he designs staircases, with three story windows flooding light into the building. #MPK20

A photo posted by Andrew Blotky (@andrewblotky) on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:58am PDT

[via Gizmodo]